Archive for May, 2013
Finally all settled in from my travels, and back in studio catching up. I was super happy to get an opportunity to fly back to New York for 2 weeks because I was able to rock my 4th wall at the ADHOC WellingCourt Mural Project. I’ve been invited to take part in this wonderful event since the beginning. I had to find a way to make it happen and show my support. Got a lot of love for the ADHOC team, and the community who pulls together events like this on grassroots levels. Because of them we have great spaces to paint and share our passions for street art. This time around was a little crazy for me though, can’t front! Tiempo was short, and I had to take on a smaller wall in order to complete on time for block party and finalize an installation gig in midtown. Whew! Glad it all worked out. Crazy painting schedules and crazy weather patterns become a juggling act sometimes. A special shout out to my cousin Clef, and friend Alexandra Henry for pulling through to help with ladders, rides, material runs, and to document the process. Happy the sunshine and peeps pulled through for the TooFlowers <3
Photos by @MistaDrumin
Shout out to Alexandra for stopping by to take some of the final flicks of the wall and for the blog post :) Photos by Alexandra Henry ¬©2013
“CENTER THYSELF” WellingCourt Mural Project. Astoria, Queens NY 2013¬†‚ÄúTruth lies within ourselves: it takes no rise from outward things, whatever you may believe. There is an inmost¬†center¬†in us all, where truth abides in fullness and to Know rather consists in opening out a way whence the imprisoned splendor may escape than in effecting entry for light supposed to be without.‚ÄĚ¬†- Robert Browning
AD HOC ART EXPANDS ACCLAIMED PUBLIC ART PROJECT COMPRISING OVER 70 INTERNATIONAL ARTISTS SPANNING MORE THAN 50 YEARS PAINTING 100+ SPOTS
70+ artists from around the world painting 100+ spots!
Now it is 4th year, the Welling Court Mural Project began when the community of Welling Court in Queens, New York asked Ad Hoc Art to help them spruce up their neighborhood in 2009. Ad Hoc Art enthusiastically rose to the occasion in May 2010 organizing a project fitting for the diverse and energetic inhabitants. Each year after, Ad Hoc assembled a spectacular crew of legendary and groundbreaking artists spanning more than 50 years of activity to transform the neighborhood into a 24/7 street-level gallery and public art experience.
Renowned artists with deep roots in the movements have created site-specific works for this project. This new array of visual experiences provides fresh contexts for how people working, visiting, and living in this diverse cultural gem of Queens think about and interact with their environment. Bringing art from around the world directly to the heart of this community and NYC, the project has received remarkable support and interest as it grows more vibrant with each wall, artist, and enthusiast that comes on board.Share No comments
Screaming Sky Gallery
2025 NE Alberta st.¬†Portland,OR. 97211
May 30th, 2013 ¬†(6-9PM) – Opening Reception
Street/Gallery artist and curator “Mad One” will present and team up with The Screaming Sky Gallery in Portland,OR to host this one of a kind exhibit “Printed Matters”, a showcase of local and international artists, graphic designers, graffiti artists and of course avid print makers. The show will feature unique prints available in limited editions as well as in an array of print making mediums. During the opening reception we will have a handful of surprises like ¬†plenty of sticker giveaways, free handouts throughout the night provided by our sponsors like energy drinks, clothes, magazines, dvds and limited edition items produced by showcasing artists and much more‚Ä¶.
So both you and I know these types of shows are on the rise and there have been several Graffiti/Urban art themed shows throughout the city the last few years and this is one of a kind for sure ‚ÄúMad One‚ÄĚ, a Portland based street/gallery artist and curator, had the opportunity to lock down a variety of talented artists here locally,throughout the states as well as internationally for this group show.We have artists ranging from New York to California, Canada, the U.K. and beyond.
‚ÄúPrinted Matters‚ÄĚ is primarily designed around supporting the urban art movement and bringing awareness to the artists involved and how they have gone from the streets to modern figures being displayed in today‚Äôs galleries and museums. Also the curator really wanted to shed light on the different mediums/methods used in printmaking and at the same time expose these rare pieces for all to see and or possibly take home. ‚ÄúMad One‚ÄĚ, a street art advocate, has taken on the duty of curating this one of a kind show as well as putting together some great line-ups in years past throughout different galleries in the U.S.
Before heading off to San Antonio, I had a chance to squeeze in one last wall for the Bushwick Collective through our hommie Col from Wallnuts Crew. Meeting Joe, the collectives organizer was refreshing. His story is deeply rooted in the Old New York, a true local, and a super nice guy making big things happen in Bushwick. We are excited about what he has started here. It feels like a small NY version of what we experience at Art Basel in Miami at the end of the year. I am excited to see how it will unfold over the next few months!!! Read more about Joe’s story and how the Bushwick Collective came about on the New York Times Story a few weeks ago. Joe, thank you for the opportunity to grace these walls and beautify your neighborhood:) See you guys soon! XOXO
THE BUSHWICK COLLECTIVE
OUTDOOR STREET GALLERY – BLOCK PARTY SUNDAY JUNE 2nd 2013!!!
LIVE MUSIC , FOOD TRUCKS, LIVE STREET ART , DJ’s and much more…
Shout out to my BFF for life! ((( I LOVE YOU ))))) Thanks for always being there for me, and for being such an amazing friend all these years. See you in the summer!
Trying something a little different this time around…
Final pics of wall coming soon!
Shout out to hommie COL WALLNUTS for making the wall happen.
IMAGES OF THE WEEK! —-> www.brooklynstreetart.com¬†Photo by Jaime Rojo ¬©
Check out website for event info! —– > www.contentunderpressure.net
Welcome to the PAINT YARD! Shout out to the entire TPY team who took very good care of us:) XOXO
Ready to rock this wall under the HOT TEXAS sun! Ouch heat…
MERLOT! Love this pic chica:)
Houston Peeps showing the ladies love <3
HOPS! Keeping us in check, on time, and organized <3¬†<3¬†<3
Shout out to the fellas who stopped by wall the and chilled with us under the hot sun. LOGEK, POSE2, MUSE, HEX. Good Times:) XOXO
Gotta love the kids:) Little Rocket and little girls inspired by the ladies painting their neighborhood.
TOOFLY – Free as free can be…
Content Under Pressure 2013! #thepaintyard San Antonio, TX
It’s a wrap! Time to get home , rest up, and do it all over again. Hello Summer!!! Painting season has begun…
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TOOFLY & KANO Toy Signing this Friday! 5.10.13 —-> @Myplasticheart in NYC will be hosting the official return of Bodega! produced by kaNO kid, the new updated design features a swivel head and a clearer body to display the featured artists graphic. MPH will be kicking off the return with a signing in NYC featuring Toofly and kaNO. Due to the limited edition of these pieces (100 of each), myplasticheart will only have a limited quantity for the signing, so get there early!!!!
Shout out to Kano, Sol, and Sarah for the flicks! <3 Check out Kano’s Blog Post Re-Cap here
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Love throwies by Clef…
“Sticky Stuff” and “Swoosh” LOL!!! XOXO MERES <3 #hommies
MERES X TOOFLY 5Pointz, Queens, NY 2013
SAVE 5POINTZ!!!! —- >¬†https://www.facebook.com/Save5Pointz
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Rooftop Legends is coming in June! Got a chance to rock a new wall during my Spring visit with my boy WERDS. We go way back, and painting is a great way to catch up on the good ol’ days. Shout out to Jesse who runs the event and the walls at New Design HS. aka Seward Park. Looking forward to a sunny afternoon with art, music, and vendors. Stay tuned for details!
Join us to celebrate the opening of the 6th anniversary of RooftopLegends with DJ DP ONE of the Heavy Hitters. Opening reception gallery walk on Sunday, June 2, 2013 from 3-7pm on the NDHS Rooftop at 350 Grand Street, New York NY 10002
Fundraiser to benefit NDHS Rooftop Arts $5-$25 suggested entry. No-one will be turned away..¬†For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks for the collabo time!!! Hasta la proxima <3
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